Joy Marie King - Director of Stewardship

Joy King is the Chief Advancement Officer at Be The Match – NMDP, an organization providing life-saving stem cells to patients with blood cancers and blood disorders with an annual revenue of $490M and assets of $370M. She is also Executive Director of Be The Match Foundation, a subsidiary of Be The Match-NMDP. Ms. King is responsible for leading the foundation staff and its board of directors to significantly grow philanthropic revenue production to advance the life-saving mission of Be The Match. The foundation advances and expands access to cellular therapy, provides support for patients and their families experiencing transplant, and advances life-saving research. In her time with Be The Match – NMDP she has secured the first of many seven figure gifts in the history of the organization, more than doubled annual revenue and has launched a $100M comprehensive campaign.

With more than 20 years of experience in health care advocacy, fundraising and operational leadership roles Ms. King led the expansion of international operations including securing philanthropic investments to support the expansion. Prior to joining Be The Match, NMDP Ms. King was Senior Vice President of Operations, for the Midwest division of the American Cancer Society overseeing 250 staff members with an annual budget of $32M. She developed new revenue sources for the organization and was recognized annually for record breaking suc

A dynamic healthcare executive that engages people with the mission while executing process improvements that continuously improve the operations while navigating enterprise transformations. Ms. King is a collaborative leader with a proven track record in building high performing teams by driving alignment with the expansion of healthcare capabilities. She has a recognized ability to create relationships with diverse stakeholders from the individuals served to the highest corporate donors by effectively defining and executing the vision. Ms. King is a driven executive that appropriately applies passion for solving complex healthcare challenges through strategic utilization of people and technology.

Committed to ensuring all patients have access to health care, Ms. King has been featured on Today with Hoda and Jenna, NBA Awards recognizing Robin Roberts, Backpocket Podcast, and has been the keynote speaker and panelist at many national and international conferences. 

Ms. King brings the following expertise to boards of directors:

Purpose driven operational alignmentVision to scale effectively
International business managementStrategic planning
Collaborative innovationBuilder of high performing teams
Constituent focusOperational excellence




Joy resides in Minneapolis with her husband.  She enjoys travelling, staying active, and mentoring young professional women. Ms. King was recognized by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal as a 2015  Women in Business. She is a member of several Minneapolis based and nationally recognized women  leadership organizations, a member of Women Business Leaders in Healthcare, Women’s Leadership  Trust, and a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. 


Staff Advisor, Be The Match Board of Directors, Minneapolis, MN (2016 – Present)

Staff Advisor, Be The Match Foundation Board of Directors, Minneapolis, MN (2016 – Present)

Director, Be The Match Mexico, Minneapolis, MN (2018 – Present) 

Trustees, Jeremiah Program Board of Trustees, Minneapolis, MN (2017 – 2019) 

Staff Advisor, American Cancer Society, Minneapolis, MN (2014 – 2016)